Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Aux Puces

Just some of my bootie from the flea Here is just a little of the bootie I acquired at the Sunday puce in Provence...I broke it so I own it And here's what I broke while browsing... I didn't take it with the rest my items. Was that a mistake?Puce - flea marketA terrific coffee moulie for the wall. Ah Ha! Bleu de Provence!!!Puce - flea marketI thought this was fun - A dealer's petit dejeuner...China sets for dollsLots of dollhouse petit dejeuner sets... Who could resist? I bought one.China sets for grownups too Complet tea sets for grownups too...Puce - flea market And in so many beautiful colors.Puce - flea marketThe puce went on forever down so many avenues and lanes in the park.Puce - flea marketHere Corey, expert flea market shopper searches for special goodies. 4 eyes are better than 2, and I'm used to looking for still life objects, so we each found things the other would like but not necessarily spot . There has to be penny candy at a puce! Can you find the Fraise Tagada here?

Fraise Tagada

34 comments:

  1. foodwalker3:39 AM

    Looks like you cleaned up on still life objects here!
    Lucky You
    xAnnie

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  2. lucinda3:41 AM

    So many delicious china tea sets.
    I bet there were going for a song too.
    Love the macarons thrown into the frey too!

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  3. Did they notice you break the plate?

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  4. Of course they noticed FRENCH FANCY
    That silly broken dish set me back 5 Euros.
    It costs $$$ to visit the puce :)

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  5. except for the broken dish, this puce looks fun!

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  6. What fun!! I wish I had been with you!

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  7. I just wanna be there with both of you! Your pictures...the dishes...how beautiful.

    I hope you gals had a great time!

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  8. Oh what fun. I loved the Coffee Moulie for the wall. Very French looking.

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  9. Melissa9:27 AM

    I'll take the pink tea set, please! It matches my office walls.

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  10. loveitaly9:44 AM

    It looks like our flea market we go to every weekend when we can here in NC. I looooove to browse through all that--that looks like it was great fun, and how wonderful that you and Corey got to go together! I can't wait to see paintings from your purchases. Sounds like you're having great fun!

    I just saw your note about the cost of the broken dish--you needed to haggle more!!! You should have taken it anyway and made a little mosaic picture frame, Carol...quelle dommage.

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  11. So great to see you and Corey hanging out! What a wonderful world!

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  12. Anonymous9:59 AM

    I love seeing the leaves on the ground near all those wonderful things to buy! Could you capture some more colours of the Fall for us in Provence & Paris?

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  13. OK, I'm not going to be the one to ask how you're going to transport all this without breaking anything else! Looks like you had great fun.

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  14. Were we supposed to look for that lone macaron??? ;-)
    I am very suspicious of flea markets. Don't go near them anymore. Every time I liked something, it was as expensive as heaven. :-(
    Are there any fleamarketing courses for beginners in Provence?

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  15. Oh what fun! Where in Provence are you in these photos I wonder. Anywhere near Avignon? I studied there in college. Am loving "traveling" through your blog back to France. Tres bien!

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  16. Anonymous11:05 AM

    AND THE NAME OF THE FLEA MARKET IS ...... IN THE TOWN OF .....

    Your picture of the meal of the vendor is similar to one I took of a vendor having dinner while he ignored customers. In L'isle sur Sorgue, a vendor left me with his whole kiosk filled with antique linens while he went for "cafe", then drove me back to my hotel after I bought too much to carry. Only in France.

    You should have bought the green Deco teapot. Could have sold it for a good price in NY. Very in.

    A great post.

    GiGi

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  17. MERISI I spent a grand total of not even 100 euros.
    Lordie...for 18 items + 3 more I left behind at Corey's.
    The most costly was 20 euros for a miniature wooden coffee mouli and the least was 1 euro for miniature porcelaine doll teacups.

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  18. Oooh, what treasures! ANd the little santos among the cups. What great eye candy. IT will be so much fun to paint. Know you had a great time. All best, Jan

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  19. So now you're doing the flea markets. Is there no end to this? I just read at Corey's blog how you made her eat all those Macarons, how cruel!

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  20. Oh what fun! And what terrific finds! Wish I could have been there with you both. :)

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  21. toulousaine3:58 PM

    I LOVE that moulin à café ....Are you going to do a water color of it??? ;)
    I'm going to have to search for one of those when I go in spring, since coffee is my thing!

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  22. Marie-Noëlle1:42 AM

    I can imagine you there in Teasetland... (as happy as a young child in Disneyland)

    I MUST show this post to my children, Carol !!!
    This will root them in their very first impressions about you:
    "Carol? ... the American lady who pictures leftovers on café tables in Paris? the one who paints cups and... cups?"

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  23. I am wondering which puce you guys went to, I saw several this pasy weekend but didn't have the time to stop.

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  24. beautiful puce! I hope you will bring all your treasures home safely andnot break them before they reached home:)!

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  25. Dear Carol,
    I must admit, spending less than a 100 euros is quite a feat, considering the bounty laid out there in front of you. :-)
    I am always afraid of spending to much on these bargains and then having nothing left to spend for the items I'd really need.

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  26. Correction: "too much". Pardon!

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  27. What terrific treasure hunting! (And how, did you say, you were getting all of that home...? Just curious....?)

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  28. Can you hear me shouting?
    I'm coming with you next time!

    eeeeeeeekkkkkkk!!!!!!!
    L

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  29. shopping in provence...shopping with corey...are you the luckiest girl ever...i am jealous...blessings, rebecca

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  30. I just love that first photo!

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  31. You and Corey? Corey and You??? Oh what fun!!! Love all the cups and teapots! DELICIOUS...

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  32. jeanette mistress of longears9:06 PM

    We need to learn from the French--even au puces, the vendor lays a TABLECLOTH for petit dejeuner!

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  33. What fun, especially with Corey, who's so familiar with flea markets in the area!

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